Heavy snowfall in central Pennsylvania on Monday like millions of people strong for spring storm move to New York State and points northbringing potential for power traffic jams and slush on the roads.
winter storm warning from the National Weather Service in effect for counties of northern Pennsylvania and central and upstate New York before noon on Tuesday. Heavy wet snow down power lines, the service said, and travel can be “very difficult”. Roads in Some parts of Pennsylvania were already impassable.
southern parts of Pennsylvania received up up to 6 inches of snow by Monday afternoon, said Brian Hurley, meteorologist with Weather service.
Mr Hurley said that higher height areas in New York State, such as the sparsely populated Adirondacks and Catskills, could get highest snowfalls of up up to a foot In Syracuse, New York, one could get 3 to 5 inches per night, and in Ithaca about 7 inches. added.
“It’s very, very effective, and it can cause power outages and road closures,” Mr. Hurley said.
Mix of Rain and snow were expected to turn to snow in many areas before narrowing off Tuesday morning, the weatherman said.
It won’t snow in New York, but it will rain on Monday evening and overnight. with gusts of wind of up up to 40 mph, according to the forecast.
weather forecast center said as much as six inches of snow was already was recorded in western Maryland by Monday afternoon.
Robert Deal, meteorologist with weather service in Binghamton, New York, said on Monday that it will snow”more like cement and paste, not dry, fluffy material” and that in in some areas it may fall to rate of one up to three inches per hour.
Snow “can quickly fill up ability to treat roads and it will also start accumulate quickly,” Mr. Deal said.
By Monday afternoon weather service in State College, Pennsylvania., said that heavy snow had fallen. Several accidents were reported and some roads were impassable, the report said.
State Department of Transport said on Twitter that speed restrictions were reduced on multiple roads across the state because of in weather conditions. By Monday afternoon the department already reported multiple accidents involving multiple vehicles on Twitter.
In New York State, which was expected to take the brunt of of storm, snowfall of up up to 11 inches possible in in some northern counties, according to the National Weather Service. Areas in higher heights more more likely, higher total snowfall, while urban areas at lower elevations will see less snow, Mr. Deal said.
“I wouldn’t take it as a normal snowfall,” Mr. Deal said, noting that it happened nearly a month after start of Spring. “It definitely gravitates towards higher the end of results”.
Dan Thompson, meteorologist for weather service in Albany, said the city like Troy, Albany and Saratoga Springs to get thin coverage of up up to two inches of snow in Some parts.
Forecasters reported that a large number of snowfalls and rate at which snowfall can create a potential for power failures in some areas.
“We look at things and more and more concerned about the consequences of power outages, with snow happens it’s kind of late in season,” said Mr. Deal. “Definitely looks like we could see very little of accumulating snow on trees and power lines and perhaps see numerous power blackouts in in higher high-rise areas.
In northwestern Massachusetts, the storm was expected to bring heavy rain and sleet late in the evening. on Monday evening to Tuesday.
“It won’t be a winter storm for us”said Alan Dunham, meteorologist. with weather service in Boston.
Lily Chapman, meteorologist for weather service in Binghamton, said snowstorms were not uncommon in April, but added that people in The northeast might not have an appetite for snow in Spring.
“After we’ve had such good weather, I think maybe people probably not quite in mood at the moment for this or ready to deal with it,” Ms Chapman said. “Just be prepared for the fact that you may have to shovel and for sloppy commute, maybe.
Eduardo Medina made a report.